Penford restarts plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Associated Press reports that specialty ingredients producer Penford Corp., recently announced that its principal subsidiary, Penford Products Co., has resumed manufacturing industrial starch at its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, facility. The plant, which produces industrial and food starch as well as ethanol, was shut down following the record flooding of the Cedar River that occurred in mid-June. The company has begun grinding corn and operating conversion processes to manufacture all of the company''s industrial modified starch products. The company expects to be able to resume the production of ethanol during the second half of September.